Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy Laboratory - Volkamer research group

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Rainer Volkamer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and CIRES Fellow
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2001
Research: Analytical Spectroscopy (e.g., atmospheric trace-gas observations from ground, ships, research aircraft), tropospheric chemistry, field and laboratory studies, advanced remote sensing instrumentation.
Phone: (303) 492-1843
Fax: (303) 492-5894

Research Scientists

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Doug Day, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Ph.D. in Physical/Atmospheric Chemistry, 2003, University of California, Berkeley with Ron Cohen
University of California, Davis with Ian C. Faloona and Anthony S. Wexler.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego with Lynn M. Russell.

Research: Instrument development and application for the study of submicron particle and gas-phase chemistry in the atmosphere. Interests: Hiking, camping, traveling, family, friends, good food, and enjoying Colorado.
Phone: (303) 492.0594 // Fax: (303) 492.1149

Postdoctoral Research Associates

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Barbara Dix, Dr. rer. nat.
Sr. Research Associate
Dr. rer. nat., University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2007 with Ulrich Platt

Research: MAX-DOAS field measurements of trace gases from various platforms and profile retrieval using radiative transfer modeling and inversion techniques.
Interests: Being able to live and work in Colorado is a real treat. I enjoy hiking, running and scrambling up mountain ridges.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Roman Sinreich, Dr. rer. nat.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. rer. nat., University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2008 with Ulrich Platt

Research: Field measurements using Multi-Axes DOAS from ground and research aircraft.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

Ph.D. students

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Sean Coburn
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S./B.S. 2007, Chemistry and Biology, Newman University

Research: Field measurements using Multi-Axes DOAS.
I am enjoying living in Colorado and spending the weekends with my wife hiking, snowshoeing, biking or whatever gets us outside and into the mountains.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Ryan M Thalman
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S. 2007, Chemistry, Brigham Young University

Research: Development of cavity based methods for laboratory and field work related to secondary organic aerosol formation and volatile organic compound oxidation products.
Interests: Biking, Running, Reading, and enjoying time at home with my wife and kids.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Eleanor Waxman
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S. 2008, Chemistry, Caltech.

Research: Laboratory studies of glyoxal uptake to secondary organic aerosols using simulation chambers and modeling to predict ambient secondary organic aerosol formation from glyoxal.
Interests: Hiking, rock climbing, traveling, and reading.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Sunil Baidar
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S./B.S. 2009, Chemistry and Mathematics, Dickinson College.

Research: Field Measurements using Airborne Multi-Axes DOAS.
Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Arsenal Football Club.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Ivan Ortega
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S. 2007, Chemistry, UNAM, Mexico City
Masters 2009, Atmospheric Sciences, UNAM, Mexico City

Research: Field measurements using remote sensing instruments.
Interests: Triathlon, Biking, Extreme sports, Traveling, Food.
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

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Laura Gonzalez
Ph.D. student, Chemistry
B.S. 2009, Chemistry, St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)

Research: Glyoxal flux measurements over the remote open ocean
Interests:Snowboarding, hiking, biking, camping, traveling, languages and live music
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

Fulbright Visiting Student

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Siyuan Wang
Ph.D. candidate, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research: Model simulation of multi-phase chemistry in the atmosphere (SOA formation from glyoxal, halogen chemistry)
Interests:Soccer, science (hello??), music music music!
Phone: (303) 735-2235 // Fax: (303) 492-5894

Research Assistant

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Research Assistant
B.A. 2005, General Management, Pre-Medical, Michigan State University

Research: Technical and organizational support for field campaigns and lab work; data managment and IT support.
Interests: Travel and the Outdoors.
Phone: (303) 492-4988 // Fax: (303) 492-1149